Wayne Yoshioka

Political reports from HPR's Wayne Yoshioka

Senate Joint Committee Gets Update on Affordable Care Ace Implementation

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A Joint State Senate Committee conducted an informational hearing today to receive an update on the implementation of provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act…which could save millions – if not billions of dollars for island residents.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports…

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Hawaii Legislature Honors Retired Senator Daniel K. Akaka

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State Lawmakers and dignitaries attended a special ceremony today to honor Senator Daniel K. Akaka.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … Hawai’i’s only living retired U-S Senator was presented with one of the state’s highest awards ….

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Governor Abercrombie Appoints Brian Schatz to fill Senate Vacancy

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The Governor announced his appointment today to fill the U.S. Senate seat left open by the passing of Daniel Inouye.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was there and filed this report…

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Volunteers Prepare Feast for Homeless Shelter Residents

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There are numerous organizations in Hawai’i that give generously during the Holiday Season…donating money and gifts to those who are less fortunate in the community. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports on one group of volunteers on O’ahu …

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Governor Discusses His Biennium Budget

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The Governor outlined his two-year executive budget proposal today.  The spending plan was due to the Legislature Monday but the Governor’s explanation was delayed because of the passing of Senator Daniel Inouye.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports… the Governor wants to fund current programs and a few initiatives he has targeted as essential investments …

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